Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 25, 2018

Mono County Fall Color 10/24/18

Fall Colors in Mono County – Mono County Tourism   reports below. See photos at: Fall Colors in Mono County – Mono County Tourism and Film Commission


  • Monitor Pass (8,314′) – Past Peak – YOU MISSED IT!
  • Lobdell Lake Road (8,600′) – Past Peak – YOU MISSED IT!
  • Walker Canyon (5,200′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – The shores of the West Walker are gleaming.
  • Towns of Walker & Coleville – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – Massive cottonwood along US 395 and beside the Walker River in the Antelope Valley are beautiful.
  • Sonora Pass (9,623′) – Past Peak – YOU MISSED IT!
  • Bridgeport/Virginia Lakes
    • Twin Lakes (7,000′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! –
    • Virginia Lakes (9,819’)- Past Peak – YOU MISSED IT!
    • Conway Summit (8,143′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – The south side of Conway Summit is at its prettiest. The north side is almost past peak. Conway has a rolling peak with some groves still green, beside bare branches and peak color mixed between them.
    • Summers Meadow (7,200′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – There’s great color all along the rods

    Lee Vining

    • Tioga Pass (9,943′) – Past Peak – YOU MISSED IT!
    • Lee Vining Canyon (6,781′)  Peak to Past Peak, GO NOW, YOU ALMOST MISSED IT!
    • Lundy Lake & Canyon (7,858′) – Peako Past Peak, GO NOW, YOU ALMOST MISSED IT! – Lundy Lake Rd, Lundy Lake, Lundy Campground and the Beaver Ponds still have lots of peak color. The trail to the waterfalls is now Past Peak.
  • Benton & 120 East
    • Sagehen Summit (8,139’) -Past Peak – YOU MISSED IT!
  • June Lake Loop
    • June Lake Loop/Hwy 158 (7,654′) – Peak (75-100%)
  • Mammoth Lakes
    • Mammoth Lakes Basin (8,996′) – Past Peak – YOU MISSED IT!
    • Laurel Canyon (8,500′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! (high clearance 4WD required)

    Crowley Lake/McGee Creek/Convict Lake

    • McGee Creek Canyon (8,600’) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – Fingers crossed that it doesn’t blow. If it doesn’t, the color will remain good for another week around the campground and along the trail.
    • Around Crowley community (6,781′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – This has been Crowley’s best year for Fall Color. It is literally aglow with color.
    • Convict Lake (7850′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – Great color along Convict Lake Campground and the shores around the lake. Still green in some sections but make sure to take the quick and flat hike around the lake for the best viewing opportunities!

    Rock Creek Canyon

    • Rock Creek Road (8,500’+) – Past Peak – YOU MISSED IT!


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